Invest in some new products for the winter months …
WAKEY WAKEY Need an espresso first thing? Us too. So we welcome this Caffeinated Skincare Duo (€33) by Upcircle, an eye cream and serum which features upcycled coffee oil – a wake-up call for your skin. There are plenty of organic and natural ingredients in here, including rosehip and geranium oils. Check out the solid scents and rose-gold safety razors too, at Irish eco-friendly and plastic-free store; www.bareblue.ie.
FRESH FACE FORWARD Grown Alchemist is an Australian brand much-loved for natural formulas and good looks. Renowned for a stylish take on daily essentials, from hand wash to moisturiser, the Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser (€37) uses willow bark and chamomile to decongest the skin. It’s ideal for male complexions, which tend to be slightly oilier than womens. Check out the refillable shower gels, too. Your bathroom will never look so good. At Brown Thomas.
BACK TO THE FUTURE With the endless new scent launches, we forget that some of the best things in life are, well, old. We’re thinking of classics such as CKOne and Eternity for Men, created in 1990 by master perfumer Carlos Benaim. These 1990s Calvin Kleins are now relatively affordable compared to new designer creations – around €30 for the eau de toilette in some pharmacies – and yet Eternity is special, a distinctly old-school fougère with fresh lavender and bitter orange. We especially love the Eau de Parfum version, a bright green with woods, elegant geranium and cypress. If you like Creed’s Green Irish Tweed, this is way more affordable, and not dissimilar.